Movies like Schindler's List

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Schindler's List (1993)
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Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, thought provoking, heartbreaking, bleak, factual, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, war, jewish, survival, wartime, rescue, ghetto, anti semitism, nazi, hopes, escapades, heroes, nazism, confined, brutality, german soldier, righting the wronged, auschwitz, selflessness, sadism, factory ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 90s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: poland, germany, europe, central europe, israel

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Most similar movies to Schindler's List

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, emotional, serious and dramatic films with plots about world war two, holocaust, survival, against humanity, war, genocide and anti semitism mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Schindler's List: The Pianist (2002), Life Is Beautiful (1997), Hotel Rwanda (2004), The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), The Book Thief (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he ...
Style: bleak, suspense, emotional, heartbreaking, harsh ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, world war two, pianist, nazi, against humanity, genocide, nazi occupation, jewish, ghetto, anti semitism, starvation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1944, year 1939 ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, central europe
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95%
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: sentimental, tragicomedy, touching, inspirational, emotional ...
Plot: concentration camp, human spirit, holocaust, life philosophy, world war two, jewish, nazi, self sacrifice, survival, pretense, optimism, fascism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1939
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
 8.1
 351K
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his ...
Style: rough, emotional, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: genocide, racism, against humanity, un, war crime, cruelty, war, massacre, corpse, refugee, atrocity, hotel ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: africa, rwanda, congo, somalia, tanzania
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: touching, heartbreaking, emotional, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, concentration camp, childhood, against humanity, friendship, nazism, war, gas chamber, nazi, atrocity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 134K
The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, holocaust, jewish, human spirit, childhood, nazi germany, adoption, teenage girl, against humanity, war, nazi, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1938, year 1942 ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
Style: tense, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, nazi, counterfeit money, forgery, world war two, survival, jewish, german, war crime, racial slur, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, post world war two, year 1945 ...
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, warsaw poland, monte carlo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 17K
Jakob the Liar (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, France, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ...
Style: gloomy, humorous, emotional, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, starvation, hopes, jewish ghetto, ghetto, war, graphic violence, protecting from truth, social relations, figment, lifesaver ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Diary of Anne Frank (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of a 13-year-old Jewish girl and her family who are forced into hiding by the Nazis during World War II.
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, dentist, confinement indoors, family relations, against humanity, survival, hopes, heroes, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 146K
Defiance (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in ...
Style: emotional, epic, sincere, realistic, intense ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, partisan, nazi, wartime life, survival, jewish, forest, rebellion, camp, genocide, judaism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1941, year 1942
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Labyrinth of Lies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young prosecutor in postwar West Germany investigates a massive conspiracy to cover up the Nazi pasts of prominent public figures.
Style: serious, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, nazi war criminal, nazi, prosecutor, investigation, justice, lawyer, genocide, idealism, fighting the system, uncover truth, against humanity ...
Time: post world war two, 20th century, 50s, year 1963, year 1958
Place: germany, west germany, frankfurt germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 11K
The Grey Zone (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando Jews – who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow-Jews – find themselves in a moral grey zone.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, factual, depressing ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, rebellion, world war two, concentration camp, survival, anti semitism, redemption, smuggling, human spirit, against humanity, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: poland, europe, germany, budapest, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 8.2
 350K
Downfall (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still ...
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, hitler, war, third reich, nazism, suicide, ss, desperation, confined, national socialism, dictatorship, dictator ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, prague, frankfurt germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In ...
Style: motivational, bleak, factual, heartbreaking, rough ...
Plot: slavery, life is a bitch, racism, freedom, interracial relations, torture, master and servant, civil rights, blacks and whites, african american, human trafficking, confined ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 14K
Amen. (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Germany, Romania
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film "Amen." examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein, a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS who is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. Moreover, he is ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, ss, concentration camp, idealism, politics, genocide, anti semitism, war crime, conscience, torment, war, poisoning ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: vatican, germany, europe, poland, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 21K
Conspiracy (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, factual, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, anti semitism, war crime, racism, politics, conspiracy, state affairs, wartime life, human spirit, world war two, leadership ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sophie's Choice (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, against humanity, concentration camp, nazi, world war two, mental illness, post war, haunted by the past, love and romance, wartime life, tragedy, male female relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: new york, poland, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: True story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling, dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Armed ...
Style: touching, tense, disturbing, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: nazism, historical character, resistance, nazi germany, death sentence, german, politics, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion, gestapo, court ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: munich germany, germany, europe, east germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Hiding Place (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Hiding Place is an account of a Dutch family who risk their lives by offering a safe haven for Jews during World War II
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, world war two, religions or cults, hopes, society, misfit, opposites attract, escapades, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 1940s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It is the real story of Giorgio Perlasca (Luca Zingaretti). During the 1920s he was an Italian Fascist supporter, fighting in Africa an in the Spanish civil war where he deserved a safe conduct for Spanish embassies. After some years, disillusioned ...
Style: disturbing, uplifting, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, idealism, genocide, deportation, concentration camp, hopes, nazism, wartime life, life is a bitch, fighting the system, nazi occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: hungary, italy, sweden, budapest, spain
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100%
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Irena Sendler is a Catholic social worker who has sympathized with the Jews since her childhood, when her physician father died of typhus contracted while treating poor Jewish patients. When she initially proposes saving Jewish children from the ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, suspense, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, nazi germany, world war two, rescue, social worker, life is a bitch, against humanity, confined, historical figure, anti semitism, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Shop on Main Street (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In a small town in Nazi-occupied Slovakia during World War II, decent but timid carpenter Tono is named "Aryan comptroller" of a button store owned by an old Jewish widow, Rozalie. Since the post comes with a salary and standing in the ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, dehumanization, deportation, rescue, against humanity, friendship, human nature, misfit, elderly, store ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: slovakia, europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
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Bent (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Max is a handsome young man who, after a fateful tryst with a German soldier, is forced to run for his life. Eventually Max is placed in a concentration camp where he pretends to be Jewish because in the eyes of the Nazis, gays are the lowest form ...
Style: touching, bleak, serious, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: gay, holocaust, survival, concentration camp, friendship, dehumanization, human spirit, gay love, love and romance, confined, fall in love, forced labor ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1934, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Anne Frank: The Whole Story is a film based on the life of Anne Frank, a Jewish girl growing up in Nazi occupied Holland. When war breaks out Anne & her family, Otto her father, Edith her mother & Margot her sister move from Germany ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, emotional, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, against humanity, starvation, concentration camp, survival, anti semitism, hopes, jewess, auschwitz, teenage life, family in danger ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.5
 16K
Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are ...
Style: epic, realistic, thought provoking, tense, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, hitler youth, survival, ghetto, german, anti semitism, roommate, communism, homosexual, concentration camp, hidden identity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, berlin germany ...
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100%
 8.1
 501K
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: inspirational, touching, sentimental, tense, brutal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, u.s. army, conscientious objector, u.s. military, american soldier, bible, physician, religion, world war two, soldier, us military, pacifism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: okinawa, japan, usa, okinawa japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 3K
Eichmann (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Hungary, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based upon the final confession of Adolf Eichmann, made before his execution in Israel, of his role in Hitler's plan for the final solution.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, anti semitism, life is a bitch, prison, genocide, courtroom, uncover truth, crimes, confined, investigation, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 60s, 50s, post world war two ...
Place: europe, middle east, israel, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
The Devil's Arithmetic (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hannah Stern, an American-born Jewish adolescent, is uninterested in the culture, faith and customs of her relatives; however, Hannah begins to revaluate her heritage when she has a supernatural experience that transports her back to a Nazi death ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, time travel, nazi occupation, world war two, anti semitism, jewish, war, human spirit, hopes, against humanity, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 6K
John Rabe (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, China, Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38.
Style: tense, disturbing, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: war crime, rescue, heroes, atrocity, lifesaver, war, confined, wartime life, selflessness, righting the wronged, disorder, chaos ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1937, year 1938
Place: china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 1K
Ghetto (2005)
Genre: History, War
Country: Germany, Lithuania
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1942, in Vilna, the Nazi annihilate 55,000 Jews and squeeze the 15,000 survivors in a seven blocks ghetto. The twenty-two year old sadistic commander Kittel is assigned to administrate the ghetto in the capital of Lithuania, becoming the master ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, rough ...
Plot: genocide, holocaust, ghetto, human nature, anti semitism, moral dilemma, survival, war, lifesaver, against humanity, confined, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Killing Fields (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The Killing Fields tells the real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which led to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: journalism, genocide, photographer, vietnam war, war, friendship, anti war, rebelliousness, human spirit, wartime life, life is a bitch, moral dilemma ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: cambodia, vietnam, asia, new york, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%